MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo is back in style as San Miguel Beer takes another step forward in its bid for a quarter-final spot by routing Terrafirma, 131-103, in the PBA Commissioners Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Fajardo came on from the bench to score 20 points after missing the previous seven games to do a throat trick as the Beermen climbed to sixth place 5-5 with a second straight win.
“June-March is always great,” said San Miguel assistant Jorge Gallent, who has directed spearheads for the second time in a row with coach Leo Austria still following health and safety protocols. whole.
“We are just waiting for the doctor’s advice whether he can play or not. But practice? He still dominates,” Gallent added.
The game also sees a possible return of Terrence Romeo in the near future as he shows up in uniform. However, Gallent revealed that former brightest player in the final chose not to watch the action despite initially planning to get him on the field for a few minutes.
Romeo could see action on Saturday when the Beermen face off against TNT Tropang Giga at the same location.
Devon Scott became the third player in this conference to score a triple brace, scoring 21 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists while adding three blocks as he capitalized on his opponent’s absence. by Terrafirma Lester Prosper.
Jericho Cruz scored the Beermen’s top score with 25 points on 9/11, including making all six three-pointers.
Terrafirma was forced to play all Filipinos after Prosper was placed under health and safety procedures.
That left Dyip, who had just made it through the 25-board with an overtime victory over the NLEX Road Warriors five days earlier, suffering a massive loss to fall 1-10.
SAN MIGUEL 131 — Cruz 25, Scott 21, Fajardo 20, Manuel 19, Perez 12, Zamar 8, Enciso 5, Herndon 5, Ross 4, Brondial 4, Faundo 2, Lassiter 1.
TERRAFIRMA 103 — Tiongson 28, Gomez de Liano 17, Mina 15, Ramos 8, Munzon 8, Camson 7, Javelona 6, Gabayni 5, Alolino 4, Balagasay 3, Grospe 2, Cahilig 0.
Rounds: 29-19, 63-38, 96-67, 131-103.
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